Grilling is as much about the cooking experience as it is about chowing down on classics like smoky burgers or vegetarian twists like grilled portabello mushrooms. Where weeknight meals are often something of a chore meant to be knocked out quickly, a BBQ meal is meant to be done as leisurely as possible (swim shorts optional but encouraged). And since it’s as much about cooking as it is eating, you’ll want to have the best grilling accessories by your side. That can include a trusty apron, portable spice rack and maybe a beer. Of course, having a good BBQ utensil set is crucial.
While some people may prefer to mix and match, there’s a convenience to picking up a complete BBQ utensil set. For one thing, you’ll know that they’ll all coordinate with each other. Plus, many sets come with carrying cases for storage or taking on the go. And you won’t need to worry about not having something you need. All of the sets below include a spatula, grill tongs, and a grill fork. Some options have more accessories like scrub brushes for the grill or skewers for kebabs. Naturally, some tools will get more use than others. But when you do want those corn holders, you’ll be glad you have them. We’ve rounded up some of the best BBQ utensil sets you can buy, including picks from top brands like Cuisinart. These are the ones to get.
1. Cuisinart Deluxe Grill Set, 20-Piece, Stainless Steel
This set has just about everything you could want from a grilling set, and then some. There’s a chef’s spatula, grill tongs, a basting brush, a cleaning brush, and multiple corn holders and skewers. It all comes in a stylish aluminum case. The thing that really sets it apart is the grill fork, which doubles as a digital meat thermometer.
Pros: Comes with a stylish aluminum carrying case. Grill fork doubles as a digital meat thermometer.
Cons: Somewhat expensive.
2. Alpha Grillers Heavy Duty BBQ Grilling Tools
If you only want tools you know you’re going to actually use, this set from Alpha Grillers is a great option. It includes tongs, a spatula, a basting brush and a grill fork. The tools are made from stainless steel and are designed to be sturdy and long-lasting. The tools have large metal loops, making them easy to hang when not in use. These tools are also dishwasher safe.
Pros: Heavy-duty set. Convenient hanging loops for easy storage. Dishwasher safe.
Cons: No carrying case.
3. Home-Complete BBQ Grill Tool Set
This eight-piece BBQ utensil set from Home-Complete comes with a soft, zippered carrying pouch, making it a great option to take on the go. It comes with seven tools (the eighth piece is the bag). There’s a grill fork, two skewers, a knife, a spatula, tongs, and a scrub brush. The tools have hooks at the bottom for convenient hanging. The spatula has two serrated edges and a bottle opener, making it a versatile tool.
Pros: Convenient travel case. Includes a scrub brush.
Cons: No basting brush included.